06th Apr2013

‘Grindhouse 3: Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Elizabeth Kaitan, Cindy Beal, Don Scribner, Brinke Stevens, Carl Horner | Written and Directed by Ken Dixon

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The third release in 88 Films’ Grindhouse Collection, Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity is a slice of 80s direct to video cheese, the likes of which you do not see today. Set in the distant future, the film follows two beautiful young slave girls who are serving life on a prison galley. With no hopes and no map, they escape, convinced that any fate will be an improvement. But what do slave girls know? Crash-landing on a strange planet, they meet Zed, the greatest hunter in the cosmos. His gracious hospitality fools them at first, but even these girls notice that Zed’s other guests are disappearing one by one. What is the deadly secret locked behind the doors of Zed’s trophy room?

Yet another take on the classic “The Most Dangerous Game” story, Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity throws plenty of sex, violence and robots into the mix this time round. Along with some gloriously bad scripting, some fantastic over-acting and a bevy of beauties who spend all their time in the skimpiest of outfits – that’s when they’re not totally naked that is! Of course anyone who intentionally sits down to watch a film with a title such as this knows what they’re in for… This is the very definition of B-movie and it delivers on all counts. It’s hard to believe that the film was condemned as “indecent” by North Carolina Republican Senator Jesse Helms in 1992!

Like many low-budget filmsĀ Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity relies on it’s cast to sell the story and thankfully the films two leading ladies Elizabeth Kaitan and Cindy Beal do one hell of a job. It doesn’t hurt that the pair spend most of the film in loincloth bikinis but even if they didn’t, the duo would still make for compelling viewing – they obviously know that they’re acting in a b-movie so a lot of their performance is with tongue firmly planted in cheek but they make it so much fun it doesn’t really matter. It’s such a shame that Elizabeth Kaitan abandoned her acting career in the 90s to become a secretary for a US politician…

Like their Full Moon counterparts, 88 Films Grindhouse releases feature transfers that are little better than poor VHS transfers but there’s something charming about watching crappy films on crappy quality – isn’t that why a lot of film fans (myself included) still collect VHS tapes? However what lifts these UK releases over and above the US discs is the inclusion of complete movies as bonus features on each disc! Accompanying Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity is an incredibly early Charles Band produced movie (also directed by Ken Dixon), one from the birth of VHS in fact – Famous T&A, which is narrated by Sybil Danning and features some famous name actresses in various states of undress (as you could have guessed from the title).

Another great release from 88 Films, Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity deserves a place in any true B-movie loving fans collection.

**** 4/5

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